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Dagger Eyes, like literal daggers coming out my eyes. It hurts like Wolverine.
Resides in Los Angeles, CA

I am pleased as Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster to serve as one of your Geeks OUT Contributing Editors and Board Members!  You can hold me partially responsible for A Bloody Mouthful, Geeks OUT's very own The Walking Dead recap that analyzes the series through a queer/feminist/Chicana prism.  Covering all kinds of geektastic events, from Bent-Con to geeky musicals, also falls within my wheelhouse.  As if all that wasn't enough, you also get the benefit of my geek-centric legal acumen and my vociferous criticism of burning issues in the nerdverse.

I also write, create, and horde zines - my babies include Cerebral Succubus, The Masochistic Mixologist's Recipe Book, and The Arc of an Anatomical Heart.  I'm also a member of a zine collective, Zineworks, which spreads the gospel of zines by tabling at zine and community events, putting on workshops for the young, old and everyone in between, and teaching about the history of zines.  

I'm a recovering lawyer, one foot in library school, and now a comics industry professional.  

I'm also chomping at the bit to get my next tattoo - the frontrunner being one that incorporates Man Ray's Le Violon d'Ingres and two wonderfully descriptive phrases from Neil Gaiman's American Gods (one of my all-time favorite novels), but the double ourobouros of The Neverending Story looks like it just might pull ahead and take the lead. 

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What I'm ReadingBITCH PLANET, PRETTY DEADLY, DEADLY CLASS, WAYWARD, I KILL GIANTS, REVIVAL, EAST OF WEST, CHEW, THE WALKING DEAD (always), ALEX + ADA, MS. MARVEL, HAWKEYE, SEX CRIMINALS, SAGA, MANIFEST DESTINY, LOCKE & KEY & a list of zines too long to complete, but: The Arc of an Anatomical Heart and Cerebral Succubus, by yours truly, Freaky Lisa Frank and Bitch King by Madame Chaos, Brainscan by Alex Wrekk, Cheer the Eff Up and SRVIV by Jonas, Polycats by Mabel, She's Not A Morning Person by Jen Venegas, Fair Dig by Brodie Foster Hubbard and poetry by Stacy Russo.
What I'm PlayingSuperfight:
What I'm WatchingMr. Robot, Orange is the New Black, Orphan Black, Penny Dreadful, The Last Ship (don't you judge me), Daredevil, iZombie, Continuum

Recent Posts by amberhardfemme


Flame Con 1 guest Cristy C. Road is raising funds for THE NEXT WORLD TAROT on Kickstarter - and there's only 3 days to go...

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Aria Baci
 on Fri, November 20, 2015

I love this idea for a series! And I really love Marguerite Sauvage, so I'm all the way in!

A Bloody Mouthful: The Walking Dead S06E06 recap: "Always Accountable”

You can take the slow burn allusion a lot of different ways in this episode. SPOILERS AFTER THE JUMP.

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A Bloody Mouthful: The Walking Dead S06E05 recap: "Now"


 on Tue, November 10, 2015

It's interesting to me that Denise Cloyd is a lesbian, or bi, on the show but had a romance with Heath in the comic. Tara didn't exist in the comic so perhaps that's what they shifted her character. Jeffrey Dean Morgan was just cast as Negan, which is exciting.

 on Wed, November 18, 2015

How do you feel about JDM as Negan? From what I hear (I haven't seen Grey's Anatomy), he's charming enough to pull it off. When I heard someone from Deadwood was rumored to be Negan, I was hoping it was going to be Ian McShane. Even though he's older than Negan was in the comics, I still think it would have worked. 

We have been speculating that Heath will be matched with Michonne, given that Denise appears (ahem) taken. I really want to see Michonne's sexuality explored a lot more. It's a little odd how the strong female characters (Michonne/Carol) are completely asexual. It's also kind of refreshing. I feel of two minds about it. 

A Bloody Mouthful: The Walking Dead S06E04 recap: "Here's Not Here"

The big question still remains, and it's looking bleak, but we get a peak at Morgan's journey and where he learned to use that stick. SPOILERS.

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